Business Data Analyst at SAGE Publishing, Fully Remote, £Contract Rate

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  • Remote (England, United Kingdom)
  • Jun 23, 2022
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Are you looking for a UK fully-remote Contract position?

Are you experienced in working with remote teams?


Come join Sage Publishing, a Global Publishing Powerhouse for the Education sector.


Contract Length: 6 months

Day Rate: £500-650



Job purpose

We require an experienced Business Analyst who has both business analysis and data warehouse/data transformation experience. You will have the ability to extract the business needs based on requirements/solutions offered and work with our ETL engineers to develop data transformation solutions.


You must have experience in troubleshooting existing data solutions, writing and reading SQL queries, interacting with our BI reports in Cognos and Power BI, working with stakeholders and being the face of our BI solutions. You must be able to operate autonomously in a fast-paced environment.


The Business Analyst is responsible for the needs of the global data warehouse and business intelligence teams as we rollout and enhance enterprise data solutions in order to provide SAGE with effective tools that support the overall publishing strategy and deliver a competitive advantage.


To ensure clear communication of business needs and requirements between the product owner, product manager, and the Technology team in order to successfully support continuous process improvement and the frequent delivery of new business capabilities and user adoption.


Key Accountabilities

  • Translation of business stories into technical deliverable requirements
  • Ability to create data contracts and perform required data mining to support solution delivery
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks concurrently and show flexibility in order to meet delivery timeframes
  • Ability to identify process improvements and new techniques to improve team effectiveness
  • Ability to rapidly acquire and apply new business domain and technical knowledge


Job Requirements

  • Expertise in applying analysis techniques in a successful technology team delivering enhancements to data warehouses
  • Experience with Agile Scrum delivery methodology practices
  • Knowledge of SQL to mine, aggregate, and gather data preferred
  • Experience with business intelligence tools (Cognos, PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik) preferred
  • Ability to facilitate effective discussion, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Experience working effectively in globally distributed delivery teams
  • Knowledge of relational databases, ETL tools, data conversion, and data cleansing methods
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment



Diversity and Inclusion

SAGE UK is committed to Diversity and Inclusion and is an equal opportunities employer. We value individuality and therefore welcome all qualified applications from a diverse range of candidates.


We are excited you have discovered SAGE as a prospective employer, and believe you will find our organisation to be a dynamic and rewarding place in which to work.


At SAGE you will work with a diverse group of people who share a passion for fulfilling our vision of making SAGE the natural home for authors, editors and societies. We provide an environment that combines entrepreneurial energy with a commitment to treating people with respect.


Join Us!

Founded in 1965, SAGE is a leading independent, academic and professional publisher of innovative, high-quality content.

Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas.


With over 1,500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., we publish more than 1,000 journals and over 800 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.


Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation.


Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.